Simply by checking the box for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, actress Stacey Dash lost the respect of a black, women’s lifestyle magazine. Online magazine “Madame Noire“ nominated Dash along with celebrities that are accused of domestic violence and purported sex with minors in a list titled, “Celebrities we lost respect for in 2012.”
Dash tweeted her support of Mitt Romney back in October of last year by stating, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
She got hate tweets in response and was called “not black enough” and even asked to “kill herself.”
“Madame Noire” couldn’t let go, listing Dash among the 15 celebrities that they “lost respect for in 2012.” Author Meg Butler stated below the picture of Dash that she “can’t respect a black person silly enough to vote for Mitt Romney. I can’t respect a woman silly enough to vote for Mitt Romney. Stacey Dash is both of those. ‘Nuff said.”
And Dash was in some pretty terrible company on that list; among them, NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco who lost “Noire’s” respect because “hitting a woman is never OK.” Former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash made the list for the scandal that surfaced last year that alleges he had sex with underage boys.
And of all the celebrities that displayed disrespectful behavior in 2012, “Madame Noire” found another spot for a Romney supporter for being just that –a Romney supporter. Clint Eastwood also made the list for coming out of the “political closet for Mitt Romney of all people.”
It’s courteous of “Madame Noire” to be so transparent about what qualifies as behavior that “loses respect.” Domestic violence? Check. Sex with minors? Check. Voting for Mitt Romney? Check.